Raising Awareness Days
International Women's Day

International Women’s Day on 8 March is an opportunity to celebrate achievements by women, learn about women throughout history and highlight areas where action is still needed to bring about gender equality.

Session 1 My Role Models

Objectives

Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

English

  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debate.
  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes including for expressing feelings.

Music

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Understand the term ‘role model’.
  • Talk about your role models and the impact they have had on your life.
  • Write a dream for the future.

You Will Need

  • Lined paper
  • Large white-board
  • Sticky labels

Session 2 Famous Role Models

Objectives

Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

English

  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes including for expressing feelings.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debate
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.

History

  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Understand the global significance of famous female role models.
  • Be able to express their opinion about the stories they hear.
  • Learn and talk about human rights.

You Will Need

  • Playdough

Weblinks

Session 3 Stereotypes

Objectives

Art and Design

  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

English

  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes including for expressing feelings.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debate.
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Understand the term ‘stereotype’.
  • Describe how boys and girls can be the same/different.
  • Begin to express opinions about stereotyping.

You Will Need

  • Boy/girl templates
  • Dressing up clothes for a range of jobs, e.g. doctor, bus driver or pilot.

Session 4 Campaign for Change

Objectives

Art and Design

  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

English

  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas
  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes including for expressing feelings.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debate.

History

  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Learn about Emmeline Pankhurst.
  • Create an Emmeline Pankhurst fact file.
  • Learn about the suffragettes.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Emmeline and the Plucky Pup’ by Megan Rix
  • Photocopy extracts out of the book Emmeline and the Plucky Pup
  • Fact file resource
  • Voting station resources, e.g. recycled shoe box to make a ballet box, pens, area that children can vote